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Syed Hasan Raza Shah

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  1. Jang Jamal by a Sunni Scholar by Ahadees of Sunnis

    Assalam-O-Allaikyum, In the second video he refers himself as "Ahle Sunnat". Secondly I know him quite well enough. You can also visit his website www.ahlesunnatpak.com and check out his other videos on youtube for further evidence.
  2. Shia sunni marriage

    Assalam-O-Allaiykum Dear Sister, If he has no sectarian biasism in his heart and hes not an extremist Sunni Muslim like most from the Ahle Sunnah Deoband&Ahle Hadith school of thought usually are then theres nothing wrong in persuing the relationship with him. But keep in mind its not just him you have to look at it.Its also his family.Are they also unbiased when it comes to Shia Muslims. I have many Sunni Muslim friends whose views towards Shia Muslims are free of any hatred/biasism but they themselves tell me that their families in general are biased towards Shia Muslims and have typical takfiri thoughts. I also know many families of inter sect marriages.Some get along and some dont due to the same reasons that even though the Husband Wife have no sectarian biasism or hatred but there families do which creates problems. So take this factor into account before persuing the relationship.
  3. Major Pakistani Shia Muslim Politicians

    Assalam-O-Allaiykum, Brother the aim of this post was to give information on some Shia Muslim politicians of Pakistan. Not on their morals as there have been many good and many bad. I personally dont agree with Faisal Abidis political side as I do not agree with the politics of current PPP and neither I like them. But other than that he has been a very vocal voice for Pakistani Shia Muslims on media. Perhaps the most vocal.
  4. Assalam-O-Allaiykum to all brothers and sisters, Following is a brief list of some of the major and prominent Shia Muslim Politicians of Pakistan. Just for a clarification Former Prime Ministers Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto,Benazir Bhutto and Former President Asif Ali Zardari are not included in this list as they belong to the Maulai School of thought which is found in interior Sindh,Pakistan and many confuse them with Shia Muslims. Maulai are a school of thought of Ahle Sunnah found in large numbers in interior Sindh and introduce themselves as Sunnis but in Muharram specially the first 10 days they wear black cloths,attend Majalis and Processions, and even do matam. Famous Pakistani Shia Muslim Politicians 1.Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948) Karachi,Sindh,Pakistan Founder of Pakistan 1st Governor General of Pakistan Politician & Lawyer Political Party: All India Muslim League/Pakistan Muslim League Leader of India/Pakistan Muslim League 2.Fatima Jinnah (1893-1967) Karachi,Sindh,Pakistan Sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah Politician Political Party: All India Muslim League/Pakistan Muslim League 3.Faisal Saleh Hayat (1952-Present) Jhang,Punjab,Pakistan Politician Political Party: Pakistan Peoples Party/Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam group, Member National Assembly Former Federal Interior Minister Pakistan(2002-2005) 4.Syed Nayyer Hussain Bukhari (1952-Present) Islamabad,Punjab,Pakistan Politician Political Party:Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Former Chairman Senate (2009-2013) 5. Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi(1965-Present) Karachi,Sindh,Pakistan Politician Political Party: MQM Member National Assembly Former Federal Minister(2002-2007,2008-2013) 6.Fehmida Mirza (1956-Present) Hyderabad,Sindh,Pakistan Politician Political Party:Pakistan Peoples Party Former Speaker National Assembly(2008-2013) 7.Zulfiqar Mirza(1954-Present) Badin,Sindh,Pakistan Politician Political Party: Pakistan Peoples Party Former Home Minister Sindh(2008-2012) 8.Syeda Shehla Raza (1964-Present) Khairpur ,Sindh,Pakistan Politician Political Party:Pakistan Peoples Party Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly(2008-2013,2013-Present) 9.Mushahid Hussain Syed (1953-Present) Rawalpindi,Punjab,Pakistan Politician Political Party:Pakistan Muslim League(Quaid-e-Azam) Senator Former Minister of Information(97-99,2002-2007) 10.Syed Ali Raza Abidi (1970-Present) Karachi,Sindh,Pakistan Politician Political Party: MQM Member National Assembly 10.Syed Mehdi Shah (1950-Present) Skardu,Baltistan,Pakistan PoliticianPolitical Party:Pakistan Peoples Party Former Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan(2010-2015) 11.Syed Fakhar Imam (1940-Present) Jhang,Punjab,Pakistan Politician Political Party:Pakistan Peoples Party Former Speaker National Assembly 12.Syeda Abida Hussain (1942-Present) Jhang,Punjab,Pakistan Politician Political Party:Pakistan Peoples Party Former Member National Assembly Former Pakistan Ambassador to United States 13.Farzana Raja (1970-Present) Rawalpindi,Punjab,Pakistan Politician Political Party:Pakistan Peoples Party Former Member National Assembly Former Federal Minister(2008-2013) 14.Ch.Nazar Muhammad Gondal (1950-Present) Sarghoda,Punjab,Pakistan Politician Political Party:Pakistan Peoples Party Former Member National Assembly Former Federal Minister(2008-2013) 15.Syed Faisal Raza Abidi (1977-Present) Karachi,Sindh,Pakistan Politician Political Party:Pakistan Peoples Party Former Senator (2009-2015) 16.Firdous Ashiq Awan (1954-Present) Sialkot,Punjab,Pakistan Politician Political Party:Pakistan Peoples Party Former Federal Minister(2008-2013)
  5. Difference between Sahabi and Ahl albayt?

    Assalam-O-Allaiykum to all brothers and sisters, The Hadith at Ghadeer-e-Khum which is common and accepted by both Shia and Sunni Muslims when the Holy Prophet(SAW) said "I am leaving in between you two things to hold onto after me so that you never get misguided,One is The Quran,second my Ahle Bait(AS). The fact that this Hadith was also addressed to the Companions/Sahaba(RA) of the Prophet(SAW) is a clear proof of how high the Ahle Bait(AS) are regarded in the eyes of Allah and is a clear distinction of the Ahle Bait(AS) over the Sahaba(RA).
  6. Partition of India - Good or Bad?

    Assalam-O-Allaiykum, Either your living in a fools world or your trying to deceive people who dont know about Pakistan and India Indias premier intelligence agency RAW's "OFFICER"/I repeat not agent "OFFICER" Khulbhushan Yadev was caught red handed in Baluchistan area of Pakistan and confessed he was planted there to carry out and facilitate terrorist activities inside Pakistan. He was caught by our premier intelligence agency ISI and was accepted by India. Since then India has been begging Pakistan to hand him over to India. Pakistan raised this issue on different World Forums and also UN. As a reality bite following are some news links and videos related to Khulbushan Yadev. https://www.dawn.com/news/1248786
  7. Partition of India - Good or Bad?

    Assalam-O-Allaiykum to all Brothers and Sisters, First of all to answer the question of this topic is simply “YES” it was worth it. I am a proud Pakistani Shia Muslim and my grand parents migrated from Alwar State of India which is now a part of Rajhastan state. My elders believed in the ideology of Pakistan so they like millions others opted for Pakistan after partition and left India. There is a divided and never ending opinion on the partition since decades from different groups. Some claim it was needed and there was no other choice at the time ,others claiming it was a mistake and should never have taken place. All these divided opinions are mostly made in light of 3 major arguments 1“Should the partition have taken place” 2. “What should/could have been done in partition and its followup”. 3.”What if partition never took place”. So let me first present my opinion on facts on the argument on “Should the partition have taken place” First of all the argument given by those against partition that the two major religious groups Muslims and Hindus living in the Sub-continent were living together in peace for centuries is flawed. Fact is if both Muslims and Hindus were really living together for centuries than why was it that the areas comprising present day Pakistan in the west and now Bangladesh in the East were so heavily Muslim majority and why central states were overwhelemingly Hindu majority even centuries before the partition???????????/ If there was true Religious harmony then there should have been an equally distributed population throughout the sub-continent rather than the Muslims making up heavy majority in some parts and Hindus in other parts. The fact that there was unequal distribution of population where in present day Pakistan and Bangladesh Muslims made up 70-80% of the total population while in present day India the Hindus made up 70-80% of the total population. So this was a major factor that automatically lead the Muslims to start a movement for a separate homeland. The other major factors that lead to the partition was ofcourse the rigidness shown by Nehrus Congress. Founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was initially not in favour of partition into two different coutries and states but rather willing to have great provincial/state autonomy in Muslim majority areas within a United India. But when talks between Muhammad Ali Jinnahs All India Muslim League and Nehrus Congress failed he was left with no option as he feared Muslims being oppressed of rights. Gandhi tried his level best to get an inbetween solution and was in favour of Muhammad Ali Jinnahs proposal but Nehru who had Hindu Extremist ideology never gave in. Therefore it was absolutely correct for Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to demand partition and creation of new state named Pakistan and it should have taken place. Now let me present my opinon on “What should/could have been done in partition and its follow up”. The partition was unjust by the British which favoured India more than Pakistan obviously due to the relationship of Lord Mount Battens wife with Nehru. First of all they let they let princely states decide for themselves who they want to be a part of. That lead to disputes non bigger than the Kashmir dispute which was a Muslim majority state and still remains unresolved as both sides took hold of half of the lands through force. Then there was Junagadh state dispute where the Deewan of Junagadh opted for Pakistan but India got hold of it forcefully. Partition of Punjab and Bengal was also unjust which lead to a huge migration of Millions of people from both sides.And which unfortunately lead to a massacre on Religious base on both sides where thousands if not Millions lost their lives. That was the unjust British role. Then there were some mistakes by the newly formed Pakistan state which did not give provincial autonomy to East Pakistan which lead to a civil war and India got involved to break up Pakistan which recently PM of India Moodi accepted publicy infront of the whole world the role India played in the creation of Bangladesh. All of the above events could have and most definitely should have been handled better and justly by the British,Pakistan and India. Those events unfortunately lead to a complete never ending messup in relations between Pakistan and India which exists to date. Now my opinion of “what if Partition never took place”. The events in last 70 years in both countries suggest that had the partition did not take place it would have lead to complete political unrest in India. Religious and ethnic riots in India have been taking place time to time Such as the killings of Sikhs in 80’s after murder of Indira Gandhi. Burning of the Babri Mosque in 90’s. Killings of Christians in BJP 1st govt under Bajpayee in late 90’s. Massacre of Muslims in Gujrat 2002 by then CM Moodi. So lets suppose the today Pakistan and Bangladesh was a part of India.If any such Religious or ethnic riots occurred in present day Pakistan or Bangladesh,would India have been able to sustain and get control over it in view that these parts make up atleast 350 Million people with approx 80% Muslim majority? If Muslims were massacred in Central India how would the majority Muslims states in present day Pakistan and Bangladesh would have reacted to it bearing in mind there would have been only approx 20% Hindus living in these areas???????? It would most definitely had lead to a complete blood bath. Then another argument that in present day India,Muslims rights are looked after and kept on check only because of Pakistan because Indias majority Hindu secular state knows whenever they show discrimination, Pakistan Islamic state is very vocal on the issue which tarnishes Indias secular reputation in the world. Like Pakistan has always been most vocal of discrimination against Kashmiri Muslims since 1947. Recent examples of Pakistan being very vocal is of Moodis discrimination towards Muslims of India since hes come in power. Likewise in riots against Sikhs in 84,Babri Mosque shahadat in 92 ,Killings of Christians in late 90’s,Gujarat Massacre of Muslims in 2002 etc Pakistan has been very vocal which has kept India on check. Otherwise who knows what more could have occurred against minorities in India if not for Pakistan. Therefore whether Indians or others in this forum who support India like it or not, it’s a reality that Indias secularism and giving rights to minorities is forced in fear of Pakistan. Therefore the existence of Pakistan is very important for India. Had there been no Pakistan,Indias fate would have ended like USSR/Russia.
  8. Assalam-O-Allaiykum to all Brothers and Sisters, Urooj Nasir is a famous Pakistan Actress and host.She used to work in dramas and hosted TV shows. A few years ago she left showbiz and after sometime started her own business of Hijabs online and her brand gradually become famous known as "HIZABEAZE" which is increasingly becoming popular. Following is her story of how she got inspired to wear Hijab and how she started her own business of Hijab. Second video is a short documentary made by her recently for women known as "Main Zainabi Hoon".
  9. Who Are Khoja Shi'as?

    Assalam-O-Allaiykum, Well some Khojas members have already elaborated on their ethnicity and roots so I dont think anything more required to add to that. Just for information I would like to add that the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a Shia Muslim from the Khoja community. Given the titles "Quaid-e-Azam" meaing "The Great Leader" and "Baba e Qoum" meaning "Father of the Nation".
  10. Who is better than Dr.Zakir Naik ?

    Waylaikum Assalam, Watch Syed Ammar Nakshwani lectures. A brilliant speaker respected by both Shia and Sunni Muslims as he promotes Muslim unity through his lectures and does not spread sectarian hatred. Following is his own website where you can find his lectures and also ask him questions. http://sayedammar.com/ You can also go through his lectures uploaded on youtube on different topics.
  11. Assalam-O-Allaiykum to all Brothers and Sisters, Following are two videos on the topic of Jang-e-Jamal by Ahle Sunnat Scholar Engr.Mirza Muhammad Ali of Jhelum,Pakistan. He has explained Jang-e-Jamal in light of Sahih Ahadees from Ahle Sunnah books and also has given reference number of all Ahadees. Both videos are in Urdu so all brothers and sisters who do not understand Urdu can get it translated to understand it. Thank You. 1.First Video 2.Second Video
  12. Assalam-O-Allaiykum to all brothers and sisters, I am sharing two videos of Sunni Muslim scholars both belonging to the Ahle Hadith/Salafi school of thought of Ahle Sunnah, answering questions related to the Salah/Namaz/Prayer practice of Shia Muslims. The videos are in Urdu so those who dont understand Urdu they can get it translated so as to understand them. First video is of Molana Ishaq(Late) from Faisalabad,Pakistan who passed away in 2013. Second video of Engr.Mirza Muhammad Ali from Jhelum,Pakistan. 1.Molana Ishaq 2.Engr. Mirza Muhammad Ali
  13. Muslim sects of Pakistan

    Assalam-O-Allaiykum to all Brothers and Sisters, I am a Shia Muslim from Pakistan.I have been researching on different Muslim sects general population throughout Pakistan through various sources.Some of the facts I have established so far are as follows. Total population of Pakistan as of 2017 is estimated to be just a tick over 200 Million/20 Crores.Out of which 97% are Muslims belonging to different sects and school of thoughts while 3% are Non-Muslims. That makes Muslim population to be round about 194 Million and Non Muslim 6 Million. Taking into consideration 194 Million the breakup between Sunni and Shia Muslims is that around 135-145 Million(70-75%) are Sunni Muslims which makes it the 2nd largest Sunni Muslim population in the world after Indonesia. Around 50-60 Million(25-30%) are Shia Muslims which makes it the the 2nd Largest Shia Muslim population in the World after Iran. The Shia Muslim population of Pakistan is almost entirely Athna Ashari School of thought with very minor numbers of Bohri,Ismaili,Zaydi etc. The Sunni Muslim population is however divided into 3 major school of thoughts namely Brailvi,Deo Bandi,Ahle Hadith. The Brailvi Sunni Muslims are in the majority and constitute about 50-60% of the total Sunni Muslim population,followed by the Deoband Muslims who constitute around 20-30% while Ahle Hadith/Salafi Muslims are around 10-20% of the total Sunni Muslim population of Pakistan. It is also interesting that at the time of partition in 1947 almost the entire Sunni Muslim population of Pakistan constituting upto 90% was Brailvi Sunni.Those figures started changing drastically in the late 70's andn 80's during Gen.Zias Marshall law when a systematic Tableeghi/Preaching System of the Deo Band and Ahle Hadith school of thoughts was launched throughout Pakistan backed by the State and international agencies. Due to this many Brailvi Sunni Muslims converted/accepted to either the Deo Band or Ahle Hadith school of thoughts both of which were almost non existant in Pakistan. Prior to this systematic campaigns in the late 70's and throughout the 80's sectarianism was almost unheard of in Pakistan. Sunni Muslims Pre Zia era took part in Muharram Processions and infact the Sabeels,Niaz were distributed mainly by the Sunni Muslims in Muharram processions throughout Pakistan. Another interesting fact is that prior to Zia era there were many Shia Muslim majority districts and towns in Pakistan which were systematically turned into Sunni Muslims majority by the Zia regime through systematic migration of Sunni Muslims from surrounding areas of those districts and towns. For e.g in current KPK Hangu,Dera Ismail Khan were Shia Muslim majority districts. In FATA Kurram Agency and its headquarters Parachinar. In Punjab Districts and towns of Chakwal,Jhang,Khushab,Bakker,Multan,Dera Ghazi Khan etc In Sindh District and towns of Khairpur,Sukkur,Rohri etc In Gilgit-Baltistan apart from Chillas and Hunza all major districts and towns had a vast Shia Muslim Majority and as of now Gilgit Baltistan still remains the only Shia Muslim majority area in Pakistan but the percentage has gone done drastically since the systemtic migration during Zia regime. As of now its also interesting that the population and percentages of all Muslims sects vary with regions. For e.g in KPK region there is a small Shia Muslim population and a very large Sunni Muslim population almost entirely belonging to the Deo Band and Ahle Hadith school of thought.The Brailvi Sunnis are very less and even lesser than the Shia Muslims in the region.Shia Muslims are constituted in mainly Peshawar and the south west districts of Kohat,Dera Ismail,Bannu etc.The north and north easterns Districts of Abbotabad,Mansehra,Mardan,Swat,Dir,Chitral etc all have a vast Sunni Muslim population with majority belonging to the Deo Band and Ahle Hadith/Salafi School of thought. In Gilgit Baltistan ,Chillas district is almost entirely Sunni Muslims of Deoband and Ahle Hadith school of thought.Hunza is almost entirely Ismaili.And Skardu is almost entirely Shia Muslim.Rest of towns and districts have a mixed population with a Shia Majority in almost all. In Punjab there is a very big Sunni Muslim population followed by a very large Shia Muslim population.Still the majority Sunni Muslim population belongs to the Brailvi school of thought but Deo Band and Ahle Hadith also have quite large numbers compared to the Pre Zia era but still Shia Muslims outnumber both Deo Band and Ahle Hadith and are second to Brailvi Sunnis in the region. Like wise in Sindh there is a very big Sunni Muslim population followed by a very large Shia Muslim population.Still the majority Sunni Muslim population belonging to the Brailvi school of thought which is specially in vast majority in Interior Sindh.But taking into consideration the large populations of Karachi and Hyderabad there is now a significant number of population of Sunni Muslims belonging to the Deo Band and Ahle Hadith school of thought but still here again the Shia Muslims outnumber both Deo Band and Ahle Hadith and are second to the Brailvi Sunni Muslims in the region. In Baluchistan there is a vast majority Sunni population with almost equal numbers of Brailvi,Deoband and Ahle Hadith school of thoughts and Shia Muslim population is mainly constituted in Quetta with the Hazara Shia Muslim community. In Azad Kashmir there is also a big Sunni Muslim population followed by a large Shia Muslim population.Majority of Sunni Muslims belonging to the Brailvi School of thought with a significant number of Deo Band and Ahle Hadith.Here again the Shia Muslims outnumber both Deo Band and Ahle Hadith and are second to the Brailvi Sunni Muslims in the region. Hope information shared above gives a good account of the demographics of Pakistan specially for foriegn Brothers and Sisters.
  14. Shia Muslims of Pakistan

    Assalam-O-Allaiykum, I'll try to explain the difference as easily as I can as there is a very big difference between all three school of thoughts. The Brailvi school of thought was named after Ahmed Raza Qadri also known as Ahmed Raza Brailvi who hailed from the town of Bareilly located in UP state of India. The Brailvis follow Hanafi School of thought and believe in Taqleed and Ijtehaad. They differ with the Deo Band by believing in Tasawuff and Waseela .Prior to be known as Brailvis in Sub-Continent they were known as Ahle Tasawuff school of thought of Ahle Sunnah. Outside the sub continent the followers of Tasawuff are still described as Ahle Tasawuff or followers of Sufism. The Brailvis similarly like Shia Muslims believe that the Prophet(SAW) was Noor and not Bashar. And that dua should pe preferred with the Waseela of Prophet(SAW) ,Ahle Bait(AS) and the Walis(RA). The followers of different Walis are further divided into many Sufi orders in which the most prominent are Chishti,Qadri,Naqshbandi etc. The followers of all Sufi order believes that the shajra of all Walis connects through Prophet(SAW) through order of bayt to Hazrat Ali(AS) meaning that one of the elders of the Sufi did bayt of Hazrat Ali(AS) and seeked his guidance.Like Shia Muslims they consider Hazrat Ali(AS) to be the Lord of all the Walis. Many of the Brailvis attend Majalis and Muharram Processions and cry on the griefs of the Ahle Bait(AS).Although they differ on the issue of matam and do not practice it. Likewise with many other similarities with the Shia Muslims the Brailvis differ like other Sunni school of thoughts on the succession to the Prophet(SAW) as they consider the 4 Caliphs Khulfa Rashideed to be the righteous to successorship in order. The Deo Band school of thought and its followers known as Deo Bandy are also followers of Hanafi School of thought. They are named after the Madarsda Dar-ul-Uloom Deo Band in the town of Devband in UP,India. But like Brailvis they also believe in Taqleed and Ijtehaad. But do not believe in Tasawuff and Waseela and consider it "Shirk" of asking any dua through anyone except Allah. They also do not believe in the Prophet(SAW) being Noor and believe he was a common bashar like any other human being. The Deo Band are in majority extremist school of thought and many terrorist organisations in Pakistan and also around the globe belong to this school of thought like in Pakistan Sipah Sahaba,Lashkar-e-Jhangvi,ASWJ etc are all Deo Band Sunni organisations which have been continuosly involved in terrorist activities specially targetting Shia Muslims and now recently Brailvi Sunni Muslims have also become a target. The Ahle Hadith are also known as Wahabi and Salafi due to the Salafi movement being led by Abdul Wahab. They have many similarities with the Deo Band as they also do not believe in Tasawwuf and Waseela.And they do not believe in Prophet(SAW) being Noor and consider him as Bashar as any other ordinary human being. But unlike the Deo Band the Ahle Hadith/Salafi do not believe in Taqleed and Ijtehad and believe that everything is present in the Quran and Ahadith ,therefore there is no need for any research on Religion and anything which is not present in Quran and Ahadith is haraam.For e.g Television,Sports,Cell phones,video games etc have no mention therefore they are Haraam. The Ahle Hadith/Salafi/Wahabi are also in majority an extremist school of thought and many terrorist organisations in Pakistan and also around the globe belong to this school of thought like in Pakistan Lashkar-e-Tayyaba,Jamat-ud-Dawa etc are Ahle Hadith Sunni organisations.Likewise the Taliban,Al Qaeda,ISIS,Daesh etc are also Ahle Hadith/Salafi terrorist organisations. I hope I have given a clear account of the differences of all 3.
  15. Shia Muslims of Pakistan

    Assalam-O-Allaiykum, Yes you are quite right with the facts.Almost all Shia Muslims of Pakistan and India speak Urdu as first or second language. Combining the population of Shia Muslims of both Pakistan and India alone it will be around 90-100 million which is more than the combined Farsi speaking Shia Muslims of Iran,Azerbaijan and Afghanistan. Not to forget that there is a sizeable population of overseas Shia Muslim Pakistani and Indians around the globe specially in UK,US,Canada,Australia,Middle East etc
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